Foam Types

Welcome to our Foam Types page! Here you can learn everything there is to know about the different types of foam offered and their primary applications. We make it easy for our consumers to order the correct foam type for their projects.

Dry Fast Foam

Description:

Dry Fast Foam is very good for outdoor uses. It is non-water absorbent and won’t mold, rot or mildew. It is very resilient and buoyant, with an open-cell structure. Dry Fast Foam is used for filtering or padding that is subject to high amounts of liquid.

Specifications:

Quality:Excellent
Weight:2.15 lb. per cubic ft.
Cell Structure:Open
Longevity:Approx. 8 years
Color:Beige
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Pore Size (Visual):1530
Density:1.752.15lbs/ft³
Tensile:8psi
Elongation:100%
Tear:2.0lbs/in
IFD 25% R:3035lbs
Compression Set 50%:15%

Closed Cell Foam

Description:

Closed Cell Foam is non-water absorbent, non-biodegradable, floats, has great tensile strength, and is impervious to petroleum. Closed Cell Foam is used in exercise mats, high impact aerobic equipment, and mechanic’s box lining. It is a good thermal insulator (hot tub covers).

Specifications:

Quality:Excellent
Weight:2.0 lb. per cubic ft.
Density Range, PCF:
(ASTM D1667)
1.5 – 2.5
Cell Structure:Closed
Longevity:Approx. 15 years
Color:Black
Compressive Strength, psi:
(ASTM D1056)
@25% Deflection
@50% Deflection
5 – 8
14 – 18
Compression Set:
% of Original Thickness
(ASTM D395)
20% Max
Tensile Strength, psi:
(ASTM D1564)
30 – 50
Elongation, % to Break:
(ASTM D1564)
130 – 180
Tear Resistance, lb/in:
(ADTM D624)
7 – 13
Water Absorption, lb/ft²
of Cut Surface, Max:
(Mil P-40619)
0.07
Buoyancy, lb per cubic ft.:
(Mil P-40619) (USCG)
55
Temperature Range F:-110 to +225

Memory Foam

Description:

Memory Foam, also known as Viscoelastic Foam, is a high-quality foam that conforms to your body shape. Memory foam was developed for space shuttle seating and is currently used for mattresses and therapeutic applications.

Specifications:

Quality:Excellent
Weight:Medium Soft – 3.2 lb. per cubic ft.
Soft – 4.0 lb. per cubic ft.
Density:2.80 ±15% – 4.0
Cell Structure:Open
Longevity:Approx. 10 years
Color:White/Yellow
25% IFD:12.0 ± 3.0 lb.
Flammability Rating:Cal 117 Pass
FAR 25.853(B) Pass

Rebond Foam

Description:

Rebond Foam is used for carpet padding, weight equipment, motorcycle seats, and other covered padding. Rebond Foam is very resilient and stands up to high impact/usage.

Specifications:

Quality:Excellent
Weight:5.0 lb. per cubic ft.
Density lb. per cubic ft.:5.0
Cell Structure:Open
Longevity:Approx. 12 years
Color:White
Sag Factor:Less than 1.8
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.:10.0
Resilience %:greater than 75%
Compression set,
90%, 22 hrs., 158° F:
Less than 10%

Charcoal Foam

Description:

Charcoal Foam is used primarily in cases, such as computer, camera, and gun cases. Charcoal Foam is also used for packing and shipping, acoustical dampening, and soundproofing.

Specifications:

Quality:Medium
Weight:1.8 lb. per cubic ft.
Density lb. per cubic ft.:1.75 – 1.85
Cell Structure:Open
Longevity:Approx. 6 years
Color:Charcoal
Indentation Force Deflection, 25%:85 – 95
Cell Count Per Linear Inch:38 ± 5
Elongation %:207%
Tear Strength, lbs/in.:220
Clickable:Yes
Ball Rebound %:27 ± 6
Flammability Rating:Passes flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.

Latex Rubber Foam

Description:

Latex Rubber Foam is the first type of foam on the market that is non-allergenic and long-lasting. It is used in top of the line products including mattresses, cushions, and pillows.

Specifications:

Quality:Excellent
Weight:5.6 lb. per cubic ft.
Density Ranges:3 lbs/ft³ – 15 lb/ft³
Cell Structure:Open
Longevity:Approx. 15 years
Color:White/Yellow
Flammability Classifications:HMIS Rating = 1, Flash Point Greater Than 400° F
Extinguishing Media:Water stream, spray, or fog. Dry chemicals or foam.
Fire Hazard:If ignited, this product will burn and consume oxygen. This product may produce irritating and toxic by-products during combustion. Self-contained breathing apparatus must be donned when fighting a latex foam fire.

The primary health concern of latex foam is the inhalation of fumes that may be generated during combustion.

Note:Latex foam products natural and/or synthetic foam may contain rubbers, synthetic rubbers, and rubber curatives.

High Resilience Foam

Description:

High Resilience Foam is used in most types of expensive furniture, including yachting and boating. High Resilience Foam makes for an excellent mattress, as it is very buoyant and resilient.

Specifications:

Quality:Excellent
Weight:3.0 lb. per cubic ft.
Density lb. per cubic. ft.:Minimum 2.50
Cell Structure:Open
Longevity:Approx. 12 years
Color:110 – Yellow
ILD/50 sq. in. @25% (4 in.):35% max.
Support Factor:2.5
Hysteresis Loss @25%:35% max.
Tear Strength, lbs/linear in.:1.50 PLI min.
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.:12.0 PSI min.
Elongation %:150% min.
Resilience %:50% min.
Compression set,
90%, 22 hrs., 158° F:
Less than 10%
Flammability Rating:Passes flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.

Lux Foam

Description:

Lux Foam, also known as Evlon foam, is very buoyant and long-lasting. Lux Foam is a “good” foam, typically used for upper-scale furniture seating and mattresses.

Specifications:

Quality:Very Good
Weight:2.2 lb. per cubic ft.
Density lb. per cubic ft.:2.10 – 2.20
Cell Structure:Open
Longevity:Approx. 6 years
Color:Yellow, Blue
Indentation Force Deflection, 25%:41 – 47
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.:17.19
Elongation %:207%
Tear Strength, lbs/in.:220
Ball Rebound %:45 + 5
Clickable:Yes
Compression set, 22 hrs.
@ 158° F, 50% Maximum:
2.45
Flammability Rating:Passes flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.

High Density Foam

Description:

High-Density Foam is sold primarily for mattresses, average quality sofas, chair cushions, bay windows, boats, and camping pads. High-Density Foam is the most commonly used foam type in the furniture manufacturing industry.

Specifications:

Quality:Good
Weight:1.9 lb. per cubic ft.
Density lb. per cubic ft.:Minimum 1.70
Cell Structure:Open
Longevity:Approx. 4 years
Color304 – Light Brown
ILD/50 sq. in. @25% (4 in.):52 – 58
Sag Factor:Greater than 2.0
Air Flow cu. ft./min.:Max 4.0
Tear Strength, lbs/linear in.:Greater than 2.0
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.:10.0 – 15.0
Elongation %:125 – 175
Resilience %:Greater than 30
Compression set,
90%, 22 hrs., 158° F:
Less than 10%
Flammability Rating:Passes flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.

Polyurethane Foam

Description:

Polyurethane Foam is used for fill, packing, shipping, mattress toppers, dog beds, and costumes. Thick pieces will develop “sink” areas after a short time. Polyurethane foam is our lowest quality foam, and will often not return to its original form over time.

Specifications:

Quality:Very Low
Weight:1.2 lb. per cubic ft.
Density lb. per cubic ft.:1.2
Cell Structure:Open
Longevity:Approx. 2 years.
Color:White/Beige
ILD/50 sq. in. @25% (4 in.):33
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.:5.0 – 7.5
Resilience %:Low
Compression set,
75%, 22 hrs., 158° F:
Less than 10%
Flammability Rating:Passes flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.